A woman and her child fell from near the top tier of a multi-story baseball park in San Diego — a plunge that killed both of them … and now cops are reportedly calling it suspect.
The horrific incident happened Saturday afternoon not too long before the Padres were set to play at their home field, Petco Park — when a mother and her 2-year-old son went over an edge on the third level concourse somewhere … with witnesses claiming the kid went first.
According to the Union-Tribune — which spoke to eyewitnesses claiming to have first and second-hand accounts — the mother and son were in a picnic area looking out onto the street side of the stadium, and somehow the boy toppled over a ledge … and his mother went jumping after him, trying to grab on. The husband is also said to have been on-site.
Their fall amounted to about 6 stories in height, and they landed on Tony Gwynn Drive. Cops immediately showed up and launched an investigation — so far, they don’t know if it was accidental or intentional, but they are saying the deaths appeared to be suspicious.
Onlookers were horrified, and it was quite a scene — but weirdly enough, the game’s start time wasn’t delayed … and the Pads took the field promptly at 4:15 PM PT.
Homicide detectives are working the case, and asking anyone with good info to come forward and call 619-531-2293.